Jurgen Melzer

Federer returns with a win, joins Murray in 2nd round

Roger Federer shanked a few shots and was unsettled by how nervous he felt after six months on the sidelines, despite the familiar surroundings at the Australian Open.

No other man on tour knows the way around a Grand Slam tournament better than Federer, who is playing in his 69th major and has won a record 17.

He served 19 aces and had only one double-fault in a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win Monday over fellow 35-year-old Jurgen Melzer, but dropped serve three times and experienced frustrating moments.

"I was feeling nervous once the match actually started," said Federer, who hadn't played at tour level since Wimbledon after taking time off to let his injured left...

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